In 36 hours, donations made via mobile phones for Haiti Earthquake Relief have surpassed $7 million across all the short codes managed by the Mobile Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile. This amount represents a mobile-giving record for funds raised for a single cause. But there is a long way to go.
As more organizations support relief efforts in Haiti, additional short codes are available for making monetary donations to help those affected by the recent earthquake.
By texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone, a micro-donation of $5 or $10 can be made to aid the millions of people affected by this tragedy. 100% of your donation goes to the recipient charity, and the donation appears as a charge on your carrier bill, standard rates may apply.
There are several organizations that are responding to this urgent need with mobilegiving efforts, including the following:
Text the word "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5
On behalf of the Yele Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean
Text the word "Haiti" to 20222 to donate $10
On behalf of the Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund
Text the word "Haiti" to 85944 to donate $10
On behalf of the International Medical Corp
Text the word "Haiti" to 25383 to donate $5
On behalf of the International Rescue Committee
Text the word "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10
On behalf of the Red Cross in the U.S.
Text the word "Haiti" to 52000 to donate $10
On behalf of the Salvation Army Upper Wisconsin
Text the word "Haiti" to 45678 (In Canada Only)
On behalf of the Salvation Army in Canada
Text the word "Haiti" to 30333 (In Canada Only)
On behalf of the Plan Canada
For more information on these various campaigns and how mobile giving works, Jim Manis, CEO of the Mobile Giving Foundation (www.mobilegiving.org), is available to provide an overview.